Emotional Intelligence, unlike IQ, is variable and can be influenced by a variety of work, personal or even political factors at any given time.
In a social media age where reputation is increasingly critical, awareness of our impact on those around us, colleagues and clients alike, can be the difference between success and failure in any given endeavour.
Regardless of sector, we all work in people businesses, and successful relationships depend on mutual trust and respect. Developing your EI is a worthwhile investment both personally and professionally. It's also a fascinating insight into how the neural pathways in our brain develop physically through human behavioural shifts.
Emotional intelligence can’t be boiled down to a single score, as is done with IQ. You can’t just say that you’re “good” or “bad” at emotional intelligence. There are four separate aspects of it, and we’re all better at some than others.